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Virgin 767-300 Services

Sat Jun 07, 2003 5:33 pm

Why did VS have the 767-300s? I thought it was "4 engines 4 long haul" What routes did they/it op?

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RE: Virgin 767-300 Services

Sat Jun 07, 2003 6:02 pm

VS used a leased Martinair B763 on their MAN-MCO route.
 
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RE: Virgin 767-300 Services

Sat Jun 07, 2003 9:09 pm

It was definitely Martinair...the Dutch Registration.
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RE: Virgin 767-300 Services

Sat Jun 07, 2003 11:45 pm

I thought it was "4 engines 4 long haul"

Yeah right. Branson is 4 whatever gets him in the spotlight 4 the moment  Insane

The 4engines nonsense thoroughly amused me, as his airline flew the 763ER over the ocean for years, and was also one of the forerunners in lobbying Boeing to build the twinjet Sonic Cruiser.
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RE: Virgin 767-300 Services

Sat Jun 07, 2003 11:54 pm

eh nevermind

[Edited 2003-06-07 16:55:43]
 
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RE: Virgin 767-300 Services

Sun Jun 08, 2003 12:48 am

Martinair operated the B767 for Virgin from August 1996 to May 1997, so not years!

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RE: Virgin 767-300 Services

Sun Jun 08, 2003 6:14 am

Thanks for the info. Anyway was the interior the Martinair interior?

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RE: Virgin 767-300 Services

Sun Jun 08, 2003 8:27 am

The 4 Engines 4 Long-Haul is a recent slogan, the adevertising 'gurus' probably didn't have a clue that Virgin had operated twin-engined aircraft in the past.

I read that the 4 Engine... campaign had the endorsement/backing of Airbus, which struck me as being rather odd, given the existence of the A330 series, and the widely accepted fact that twin-engined jets are just as well-suited to long haul as four-engined jets. Also seemed to me as incredibly bizarre that Airbus might conceive that one series of their aircaft might not be up to performing the job it was sold to do!

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